Wellbeing

Hampton Park Secondary College Student Leaders

COLLEGE CAPTAINS

Jess Hogan, Cain Stansfield, Salman Yusofi, Tia Chater

 

The position of College Captain at Hampton Park Secondary College is the pinnacle of student leadership in the school.

As well as representing the student body, the Captains represent the whole school, its values, its good name and our embraces our College diversity. The College Captains are leaders, independent and reliable.They are able to inspire others; they enjoy the confidence and respect of students and teachers.

To be eligible for the position of College Captain, applicants must be able to demonstrate and sustain:

  • An exceptional attendance and behaviour record
  • Commitment to the school through academic and cultural involvement
  • Leadership
  • A vision for their leadership

ROLE OF THE COLLEGE CAPTAINS

  • Liaison with Staff, the Student Involvement Coordinator and all Student Learning Leaders
  • Regular meetings with the Principal and/or members of the Executive Leadership Team
  • Liaising with the Students’ Representative Council
  • Representing the student body at formal occasions both within and outside the school, such as Parent Teacher Evenings, Open Night, Presentation Evening, VCE Information Sessions
  • Representing the School at official functions, such as meetings with College guests
  • Addressing school assemblies to promote the values and good name of Hampton Park Secondary College
  • Speaking to the whole school about relevant matters
  • Exhibiting leadership in activities such as sporting events and carnivals

YEAR 12 COMMITTEE

The Year 12 Committee consists of a group of Year 12 students whom are elected to represent the teaching domains at the College. The members of the Year 12 Committee are Captains of our academic areas and assist the staff with specific subject duties across the school. The Year 12 Committee is the essential link between college management and the student population. The Year 12 Committee needs to seek input from all student members and represent all groups equitably.

ROLE OF THE YEAR 12 COMMITTEE

  • The Senior School Committee will represent the students and present their ideas and suggestions to the College Management through the Student Involvement Coordinator and the relevant Year Level Manager.
  • The Senior School Committee will organise initiatives and activities for the benefit of the student population.
  • The Senior School Committee members will be part of the Student Leadership team across the whole college and aid in the support process for students.
  • The Senior School Committee will become managers of student committees supporting their initiatives and programs and be available to help supervise Junior Lunchtime Activities (with the support of staff) and must be available to act as ambassadors of the College on official open evenings (Parent Teacher Nights, Open Evening, and VCE Information Evenings).
  • The Senior School Committee members must regularly attend meetings.

HOUSE CAPTAINS

Our 4 Houses are:

Somerville (Red) – Fordholm (Green) – Regans (Blue) – Cairns (Gold)     

The position of House Captain at Hampton Park Secondary College is the an opportunity for students to embrace all wider aspects of our community and to help celebrate student success in a variety of domain based activities such as the Arts, Physical Education and Debating. Senior House Captains work with Junior House Captains to ensure that their House is competitive as all groups strive for the annual House Championship Trophy

ROLE OF HOUSE CAPTAINS

  • To promote the social and physical value in participating in College House Challenges to the best of your individual ability.
  • To act as a role model for other students, obeying Hampton Park Secondary College rules and Uniform requirements at all times.
  • To represent the college on official occasions at both internal and external events, including sports carnivals, award evenings and fundraising events.
  • To take an active role in Lunchtime Activities, Sporting Carnivals and Interschool Sport.
  • To assist in the organisation of all House Sports Carnivals (Swimming, Athletics and Cross Country) and to act as a student helper on the relevant whole school sports carnivals and parent teacher evenings/open nights.
  • To provide a link between students and staff members and work closely with the Sports Coordinator and Student Involvement Coordinator to increase the profile of the House Championship at the College.

PEER SUPPORT

During Term 1 each year, trained Year 11 Peer Support Leaders meet our incoming Year 7 once a week to help them with the transition into secondary school. The focus for the groups is:

  • Welcome to Secondary School
  • Connectedness to the College
  • Trust
  • Communication and Listening
  • Relationships
  • Families/Friends
  • Bullying
  • Body Image
  • Teamwork/Cooperation
  • Values/Goals
  • Being Positive
  • Respect (for yourself, others and the school community)
  • Personal Qualities for Success
  • Self Confidence/Esteem
  • Peer Pressure
  • Decision Making

ROLE OF PEER SUPPORT LEADER

Peer Support Leaders need to be able to model the following skills to the Year 7 students

  • Commitment
  • Confidence
  • Initiative
  • Honesty
  • Respect for all ideas and proposals
  • Good communication skills
  • Responsibility
  • Friendliness
  • Punctuality
  • Ability to listen to other people’s view
  • To be able to voice people’s opinions
  • Be able to give up their time to help such things as school events

Wellbeing

The Hampton Park Secondary College Wellbeing Team upholds a holistic approach when working with young people with social, health and wellbeing issues. 

The Wellbeing team uses a strength-based approach with a focus on the young person’s strengths in reaching their goals and full potential.  The Wellbeing Team are committed to building a secure learning environment where all students feel culturally, emotionally and physically safe, reflecting the school values of Respect, Learning, Working Together.

The Wellbeing Team are located in A1 and students are encouraged to self-refer.  Parents/Caregivers are welcome to make contact with any member of the Wellbeing Team on 03 8795 9400.

TEAM MEMBERS

Debbie Edwards           Student Services Leader           Available Monday to Friday

Cindy Zevallos              Social Worker                            Available Monday to Friday

Lauren Duckett             Social Worker                            Available Tuesday to Thursday

Alisha Gibson               Youth Worker                             Available Monday to Friday

Cyndee Bautista           Health Promotion Nurse           Available Thursday and Friday

STUDENT WELLBEING SERVICES

The members of the Student Wellbeing Team are experienced in a range of areas and are passionate about helping students navigate their way through the various social and emotional challenges they may face.

These challenges may include:

  • Social difficulties
  • Emotional challenges
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Learning needs
  • Family challenges, including family break-up
  • Grief and loss
  • School refusal
  • Risk taking behaviours
  • Mental health
  • Child safety concerns

SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE STUDENT WELLBEING TEAM

  • Individual counselling for students
  • Therapeutic groups targeting stress management, anxiety and academic pressure
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Consultation with parents regarding the learning, behavioural, social or emotional concerns of their child
  • Referral to external support services and specialist assessment/treatment services
  • Positive mental health promotion and liaison with school-wide programs relevant to student wellbeing
  • Financial support for families in need

 

CHILD SAFETY

The College takes seriously its commitment to child safety; for further information, see the Child Safety Policy and Code of Conduct on this website.

LOCAL SUPPORT SERVICES

Inclusion Program

At Hampton Park Secondary College, we are committed to providing an inclusive educational environment.

The Department of Education and Training (the Department) is also committed to delivering an inclusive education system that ensures all students have access to a quality education that meets their diverse needs.

Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD)

PSD is a targeted supplementary funding program for Victorian government schools. It provides resources to schools to support the provision of school-based educational programs for a defined population of students with disabilities, with moderate to high needs. Under the program, resources are provided directly to Victorian government schools to support the provision of school-based educational programs for eligible students with disabilities.

The Program for Students with Disabilities provides supplementary resources to support schools achieve three broad objectives for students with disabilities:

  1. Student learning

Support and improve the learning of students.

Key performance indicators include: reporting through the Victorian Curriculum framework, NAPLAN and school based assessment.

  1. Student engagement and wellbeing

Support the access and participation of students in an inclusive schooling system.

Key performance indicators include: attendance, retention and student school satisfaction survey.

  1. Student pathways and transitions

Support transitions for students, into, through and post school.

Key performance indicators include: attendance, retention and On Track data.

These students must meet the eligibility criteria for one of seven program categories: 

  1. Physical disability
  2. Visual impairment
  3. Severe behaviour disorder
  4. Hearing impairment
  5. Intellectual disability
  6. Autism Spectrum Disorder
  7. Severe language disorder with critical educational needs

Students may have access to a dedicated team of Inclusion Aides and allied health professionals, ie Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Psychologists.  The Inclusion Program is overseen by the Inclusion Manager and Assistant Inclusion Manager, who ensure students receive an adjusted curriculum, sensitive and tailored to specific individual needs.

The Inclusion Managers work closely with all College staff to ensure students are adequately assisted within the classroom to achieve their goals.  Parent involvement in regular Student Support Group meetings is essential to maximise potential student growth.

Additionally, the Inclusion Managers liaise with feeder primary schools in the transition phase from primary to secondary education to provide an accurate assessment of our students’ needs and to provide continuity of care.

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